Just finished my schtick about the library at adjunct faculty orientation. I turned on the lights, started asking them questions, and made bad jokes. They might have been nodding off before, but they aren't now!
I keep blanking on the name for ... you know in a corporate research environment when librarians would put together a weekly or monthly document with summaries of the latest articles in a field ... what the heck did they call that?
Headdesk moment of the day: in response to my email complaining that product is already limited to IE only, but now it doesn't work with IE10, vendor recommends: Have you tried running IE in compatibility mode?
the good news for me at work today is that my ergonomic keyboard and mouse are here! Yay! the bad news is apparently i forgot that it is the day of the library recognition lunch, and I forgot to head to the other campus instead of to my office (my work hours are 12-8 today, lunch started at noon, hence the confusion). Boo!
Serious question: Has anyone done a simple analysis of the [apparent] effects of increasing ejournal costs on book budgets--by segment of academia, not just overall? Say from 2000 to 2010? [Beall's idiocy about the serials problem being solved by 2004 doesn't help, but...]
Question for anyone who has read the US edition of Sean Doolittle's LAKE COUNTRY... can you tell me the name of the daughter who is kidnapped? I'm just reading it now and in my (Australian) edition she is called Juliet but two reviews I've seen say she is named Cheryl. I am curious if both are mistaken or if there was a change for Oz?
Random: approximately how many links are on your lib's homepage? Ours: nearly 50 if you include the social media links. Hopefully this will change soon; we've talked about reducing verbiage but there's resistance too.